The album's theme concerns the limitations of fundamentalism of all stripes, Indian and Christian, advocating a more personal spiritual search which takes in aspects of both. It's an approach mirrored in Sawhney's compositions, where gentle devotional singing from the sub-continent is underpinned with jazzy electric piano, flute and drum 'n' bass grooves. Powerful symmetries are evoked, as when the machine-gun vocables of JC001 find common cause with the percussive singing style of South Indian Jheti vocalists on the extraordinary "Voices". Impressive stuff.Reuse content
The follow-up to Nitin Sawhney's acclaimed Migration finds the former James Taylor Quartet guitarist and programmer broadening his Anglo-Indian grooves to take in a wider selection of transglobal accents. The results are fascinating: Paco Pena's "Herecica Latino" is given an Hindu makeover, blending Sawhney's flamenco guitar with tabla, and there's an even greater transcontinental jump to the soft samba tones of "Saudades".